This year has to be the first time I’ve felt so excited for NaNoWriMo so “early”. I’ve gone ahead and bought some merchandise, donated a small bit to the OLL, etc. The one thing I haven’t done, though (and it seems like most of my NaNo comrades started all these preparations long ago) is actually figure out what I’m going to write for the whole month of November.
This will be my fifth novel since I’d started up a couple of non-NaNo novels this year and last year; for all the novels I have written these past two years, I have noticed that I write my best (maybe worst?) when I just don’t have a plan for what the story will be like. I’d have an inkling of what I wanted to write, but I wouldn’t map out the whole plot, the characters, etc. For me, I feel like if I did this, I would be boxing in my imagination and end up having a major Writer’s Block early on in the month.
That’s why, for this third NaNoWriMo, I’m going to continue with this method of mine and see where it takes me. Who knows, I may write in a genre that I had claimed to be averse to in the past. My imagination needs to run wild first before I think to tame it after all.
So, do you have a plan for NaNoWriMo yet? If so, what’s it going to be?
P.S., feel free to find me on the NaNoWriMo website–my username is “heriko”.